Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Working On The Highway” by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Originally posted September 2012.

I just returned from my first E Street Band show in well over 15 years and the first Bruce Springsteen show in six. The last time I saw Springsteen was with the Seeger Sessions Band in 2006, and it was one of the best Bruce concerts I’ve ever seen. With a show tonight that included such nuggets as “Because The Night,” “Pay Me My Money Down,” “The E Street Shuffle,” “The Ties That Bind,” “Rosalita,” “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” “No Surrender” and this song, plus the requisite concert staples of “Badlands,” “Born To Run,” “Dancing In The Dark,” “Promised Land,” Darkness On The Edge Of Town,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out,” “Thunder Road” and more, it made it easy to forgive The Boss for making us endure a clutch of songs from his relatively lame “Wrecking Ball” collection. Add special guests Eddie Vedder and Tom Morello and you’ve got one heck of a show. Such is the stuff of Bruce concerts 2012…and he rocked out the mighty Wrigley Field 110% for over three hours at a clip.